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Lighting & Illumination

February 2015
Express Logic, a leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), announced that it plans to join the ARM mbed ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) product development. ARM mbed OS is an operating environment for IoT devices and is especially well-suited to run in energy constrained applications.
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02/27/2015
Altera announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm Stratix 10 SoCs with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. These advanced
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02/27/2015
Microchip's latest MCU family provides multiple independent closed-loop power channels

The PIC16(L)F1769 family

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany a new family of 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC16(L)F1769 family. This family is the first PIC MCU to offer up to two independent closed
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02/25/2015

Andrew Johnson of CUI on Level VI Standards

Andrew Johnson of CUI

In this PSDcast Andrew Johnson of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the neccessary migration to Level VI power standards and the issues involved. Procuring power supplies has always been a hunt for specs and compliance, and understanding
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02/23/2015
FX Luminaire's Luxor ZDC lighting controller provides zoning, dimming, and color capabilities

Luxor ZDC LED lighting controller

FX Luminaire announced the release of the Luxor ZDC, a novel LED lighting controller with zoning, dimming, & color capabilities. “The ZDC offers a spectrum of 30,000 color possibilities for those residences and businesses who want the latest LED technology,” said Ryan Williams, FX Luminaire Product Manager. “The
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02/23/2015
Linear's LT8312 boost controller can achieve a power factor of greater than 0.99

LT8312 PFC boost controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8312, a power factor correction (PFC) boost controller that can achieve a power factor of greater than 0.99 by actively modulating the input current, allowing compliance with most harmonic current emission requirements. This device operates with current mode control and critical
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02/23/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile poke-home connector available

9296 Series low profile, horizontal SMT mount poke home connectors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package,
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02/23/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Research conducted by the element14 Community, an online community of more than 300,000 electronics engineers, has revealed high consumer interest worldwide in the Internet of Things (IoT) and a huge potential value to developing economies. The study, conducted as part of
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02/20/2015
Mouser Electronics, a leading authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, announced that for the third year in a row the company is proud to sponsor Texas Instruments’ Innovation Challenge European Design Contest, which is designed to encourage engineering students to submit
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02/16/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the topic conferences, articles, and blogs. Much of this has focused on the standards for communication and security of the information and devices. Just as important is powering the myriad of devices that comprise the IoT. It is worthwhile to first describe what makes up
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02/14/2015
In today’s increasingly hyperconnected world, it is essential that all new designs minimize power consumption and are protected from being cloned, reverse engineered, or tampered with in order to protect embedded intellectual property, system data, and the system itself.  FPGAs play a key role in meeting
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02/14/2015
The easily discerned lines separating cyberspace and the “real world” are disappearing. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are increasingly integrated in information systems and individuals are interacting with vast distributed networks dozens of times a day. Clearly, the IoT
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02/14/2015
Ultra-precision, high-side current sensing is crucial in applications where one must measure the current entering or leaving a battery. Today many digital multimeters feature four-lead Kelvin sensing to eliminate the series resistance of the multimeter leads and give an accurate voltage drop across a given resistor. Similarly,
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02/14/2015
Come visit TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #1140 at Strategies in Light. See TE’s latest electrical interconnect solutions, and learn how TE is helping to inspire new designs in connected lighting systems by enabling “plug-and-play” lighting that allow for more modularity and flexibility in building spaces. Plug-and-play
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02/11/2015
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis announced the publication of five downloadable lighting design guides to help builders, contractors, and other lighting industry professionals meet or exceed California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title
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02/11/2015
TE Connectivity's NECTOR M power system offers a new standard for lighting and power connectivity

NECTOR M power system connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its newly enhanced NECTOR M power system. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection
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02/09/2015
According to a recent study by reports.com, the global light-emitting-diode-based lighting market, which totaled less than $5 billion as recently as 2013, will reach $25.7 billion in 2015 and $63 billion by 2020—a combined aggregate growth rate of 45% per year.1 Patrick J. Clouden, CEO and Co-founder of Commercial
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02/02/2015

 



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